Do you remember…

Do you remember where you were (if you are old enough) on 9-11 when you heard the words – America is under attack. The moment- the emotions you felt? Did you watch the twin towers fall? Do you remember the sadness that followed? Today I talked to many people we could all remember the moment, what we heard, saw, and what happened after in the following months.

Do you remember after the hero’s- some that were always hero’s but not given the credit as much- and every day citizens who became hero’s sometimes giving their own life to save others. Firefighters and other first responders who ran into buildings to save people instead of saving themselves. People who went to lead others to safety.

A one of kind Precious Moments made to remember 9-11 and displayed in their museum in Missouri.

A one of kind Precious Moments made to remember 9-11 and displayed in their museum in Missouri.

Do you remember after when people were in the streets praying, sharing that they had relied on God when they thought it might be the end for them? Do you remember that for a time our country pulled together for a common cause, instead of fighting and pulling our own country apart? That event brought us together on bended knee and in a common direction. Bravery in response… unity in spirit.

I have been thinking all day of how I should write a 9-11 blog and do this memory justice. It seems as if America has forgotten this day… how it affected us in the days that followed. We say we haven’t forgotten… we say we remember through our ceremonies and events… we thank those who serve in the military, firefighters, police, and paramedics (not saying this is wrong I think this is very important). But when you look at what is going on in our country and the way we divide ourselves with our pride, bitterness, and draw away from what founded this wonderful country… I see a lot of America have forgotten.

Precious Moments Museum in Missouri

Precious Moments Museum in Missouri

I haven’t forgotten, my church has not forgotten, some of those I know haven’t forgotten, and I know those who were directly affected and are survivors or family of survivors haven’t forgotten. There is still evil out there ready to attack… they are attacking many countries… so today as we remember 9-11 lets not forget that America still needs unity. We still need to remember what it felt like to pull together as citizen’s of a great country and focus our cause on defeating evil instead of creating evil in our country or allowing it to reside here. My prayer today is that America starts to remember what we really need in this country and unify around God and defeating evil so we can continue to be a great country. As a country divided we will eventually not stand. I hope today if you are a citizen of America or affected in any way by 9-11, that you remember or tell someone who wouldn’t remember what American was like, what this event was like, and encourage each other to unify and remember. Remember in our thoughts, actions, and motives in a positive direction. God bless America.

Heat Wave… hopefully waving bye bye

It is so hot again… so hot I want to crawl into an ice bath. On top of the heat our AC went out yesterday and it’s not fixed yet. To keep cool we have al the fans going, extra floor fans on, were going for rides with the boys in the car with the AC going, and opening widows around the house where the sun isn’t shining in to increase air flow.

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This evening it is finally cooling and Grayson has been finding a way to stay cool…

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He has loved hanging out in the windows. We have found him in different windows depending on the sun. I think its not only the air flow, but he has loved hearing and seeing different animals and bugs go by.

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They say the coming week we are supposed to be in the 80’s again so hopefully that will help. When you don’t have AC or a commodity like it… makes you very grateful for it. Praying its fixed soon. Hope the weather is nice in your neck of the woods🙂

Belated Labor Day…

Sorry this post is late USA, but I spent my Labor day with hubby and the boys hiking and spending good quality time together…

Boy are way in the distance running up under that big tree in the middle of the picture.

Boys are way in the distance running up under that big tree in the middle of the picture.

We had one of the best hikes we have had had in a while. Beautiful scenery, not too hard of a hike where we couldn’t talk and enjoy the scenery, but hard enough we got a decent work out. The dogs had a great time and when we stopped to rest they couldn’t stop smiling.

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It was a fun and blessed Labor Day… so for give my lateness… Happy Labor Day!

The Safari Park

While we were on our trip late May early June we did a lot of different things. I went zip lining for the first time with my nephew who graduated (Soooooo fun I would totally do it over and over again), went to different places I had never been before (like Branson), and got to go on other adventures including going though a Safari Park in Arkansas. It was quite fun and we got to see some animals we hadn’t before.

Ever seen one of these?

Ever seen one of these?

Here is one asleep could never get a good view of the face...

Here is one asleep could never get a good view of the face…

It was cool to drive though and see all the different animals. Like these…

Water buffalo

Water buffalo two

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long antlers

Love the while buffalo!

Love the while buffalo!

And this cute little baby...

And this cute little baby…

This was only part of our adventure here, there were just so many animals to see… More to come…

Happy 4th of July USA

Its the birthday of America today and here are some facts I got in an e-mail and thought I would share… Happy Birthday America !

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On to Arkansas and Razorbacks…

So once the graduation and those festivities were complete we headed to my in-laws in Arkansas. Ok so the drive there was amazing… from the Arch in St. Louis to the beautiful countryside in Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas… I was in heaven. While in Arkansas we did a lot including…. the Wal-Mart museum…

 

The Daisy BB Gun museum…

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The University of Arkansas campus…

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And stadium…

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The river towards Missouri was beautiful…

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As well as a trip to a safari park (more on that later as I have too many pictures to show here). The dogs always enjoying running around new places… they Love running at hubbys sisters in Indiana, but they had a great time running in a new place and Arkansas seemed to have many new smells for them.

Road Trip 2016

So I have been missing for a while… life got busy, I had so much going on, and I had a long road trip to go on with hubby and the pups. Hubbys nephew graduated from high school so we started out going to Indiana… May 2016 306

Then to Arkansas… with other trips to Missouri and Oklahoma. Oh my I loved this road trip because of beautiful scenery and some of the fun things we got to see and do. I have much to post about and I hope I can… but since I said we started in Indiana I have to show you my sister-in-laws new baby kittens.

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We got to see them when they were a few days old and they were tiny and sweet. Hubbys nephew did a great job with his valedictorian speech and we are happy for him. Next on to Arkansas and the in-laws.

Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day in the United States.  A day we honor our fallen military and the sacrifice they have and are making for our country. 

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So if you’re current serving or have served in the United States military thank you for your sacrifice and bravery.

He has Risen!

HE has Risen!

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Praise God…”In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins.” -Ephesians 1:7

HAPPY EASTER!

Sunset so Bright

There are many nice things in any given day. But one of my favorite things is a beautiful sunset. When I see a beautiful sunset, one where the colors are vibrant or bright… it can make a bad day better or a good day great.

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Hubby and I got to see a beautiful one a couple nights ago coming home from running errands in the city. We were fairly close to home and I looked over and saw this…

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The sun was just setting and throwing beautiful and brightly colored light over the mountain and into the sky. The clouds were wispy, fluffy, and so light. I made hubby pull over so I could get a couple pictures, but he didn’t mind. It was a good excuse for him to take a moment to enjoy it as well.

I hope you had a great week and that the coming week is full of blessings🙂

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